PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION
September 17, 2007
Present: Commissioners Eggers, Gardiner, Lewis, Noraas; Director Robertson; Superintendents Gies and Teige
Absent: Commissioner Rosenthal; City Council Liaison Navickas
Eggers called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM at the Parks office, 340 S. Pioneer.
Robertson welcomed Diane Garcia, Executive Director of the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, and invited her to speak to the commission.
Garcia talked about the special relationship between the Parks Commission and the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy. She said that the SOLC, founded in 1978, is a local, non-profit land trust that assists landowners, in five southern
Garcia spoke about the value of collaborating on properties such as the Oredson-Todd Woods—which was donated to the SOLC and is managed by the Parks Department—and expressed interest in jointly working on obtaining easements within additional City of Ashland properties. She suggested working with the commission to place a conservation easement in
Discussion Among Commissioners
Commissioners asked a number of questions related to the SOLC and the suggested conservation easement in
Commissioners thanked Garcia for her presentation.
ADJOURNMENT – By consensus, with no further business, Eggers adjourned the meeting at 7:00 PM.
Respectfully submitted, Susan Dyssegard,